NYC – Land of the Richest… Home to over 42,000 Homeless Kids…

A record-high 42,000 kids slept in a city homeless shelter last year — including 1 in 17 of New York’s black children, a report to be released Thursday found.

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Overall, one in 43 city children were among the 116,000 people forced into shelters during the year, according to a Coalition for the Homeless analysis that portrays a dire housing crisis that is hitting kids and African-Americans the hardest.

NY Daily News | Written by ERIN DURKIN